Back in February, I reported that Skype was being withdrawn from the Nokia Store 'for the last time', but that you could still sideload the Skype client and it would work 'for a while'. That 'while' seems to be drawing to a close, with some Skype users receiving the email quoted below. In summary, Skype for Symbian will stop working altogether 'within the next few weeks', however you managed to install it in the first place. Such service stoppages are perhaps expected, given the perilous state of 'Support' for the OS mid 2014.
The number of curated archives of working Symbian software continues to grow - in this case a lade called Lilly/'whitemice', with a rather nice 'Nokia 700'-labelled blog full of specially selected Nokia/Symbian Belle apps and games, with comments and links. It's almost all freeware, but with some commercial links and, it seems, the occasional commercial title where it has been abandoned by its developer. Worth bookmarking.
Huge respect to the Delight CFW team for getting a whole new firmware out for the Nokia 808 PureView, with a sizeable changelog, including the all-important SSL certificate pop-up fix, meaning that live/Hotmail/Outlook PIM sync should work again with Microsoft's new 2014 certificates. Also added were the original N8 photo and video editors, by popular demand.
Smartphones come and go, but one thing that never seems to wane is people's passion for Nokia's philosophy of creating ingenious devices, which make the everyday more exciting, more entertaining and more productive. One man who embodies this spirit is Marc Wielaert, a journalist from the Netherlands who has been reviewing mobile phones and smartphones for more then 12 years.
February 2014 and it's time to break silence on a skunk works project to provide an alternative to the now-frozen Nokia Store client/system. The client provides a way to download applications via unsigned, self-signed or legacy Nokia Store sources and replicates much of the experience that users are used to from prior to January 1st. Why is this post in 'flow' and not 'news'? Because it's all still very much in beta and volunteers are needed, as detailed below.
Here at Nokia Conversations, we see this every single day by the amazing ways individuals and entire communities use our smartphones. Whether it's bloggers analyzing our latest Lumia, photographers developing new genres of photography or freerunners videoing their newest moves, one thing that unites them all is their love of Nokia.
If you are interested in seeing how your Windows Phone's overall performance stacks up to other phones and tablets, you may be interested in Basemark OS II, a cross-platform benchmark tool by Rightware, simultaneously released on iOS, Android and...
In this video, the third generation of the phone that created the phablet category (Note 3- Sammy’s flagship phablet) goes up against Nokia’s first attempt in entering the phablet market, the Nokia Lumia 1520.
A couple of weeks ago, the official Nokia Developer Blog announced some changes to its support for Series 40 and Nokia's ill-fated 'X' platform - but the eagle eyed people at Symbian Developers have put two and two together and have drawn a very likely conclusion for Symbian users too....
With the Nokia Store now frozen (or at least 99.99% frozen), you may be wondering if there's a reliable source for new Symbian applications and updates from January 2014 onwards... Enter contender AppList, currently an open beta, detailed below. The content is limited at the moment, but this will obviously rise as more and more curated and actively updated applications are introduced to the system. Wagons roll!
We’re expecting the official OneDrive rebranding of SkyDrive to take place any moment now. In fact it might take place sooner than a lot of us expect. Why? SkyDrive for Windows Phone has just been updated to reflect the branding changes to OneDrive. New OneDrive features for Windows Phone Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see an update for SkyDrive. Update the app and you’ll...
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